Successful Programs for Undergraduate Women in Science and Engineering: Adapting versus Adopting the Institutional Environment

TitleSuccessful Programs for Undergraduate Women in Science and Engineering: Adapting versus Adopting the Institutional Environment
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFox, M, Sonnert, G, Nikiforova, I
JournalResearch in Higher Education
Volume50
Issue4
Pagination333-353
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number03610365
Accession Number37043070
Keywordseducation , EDUCATION, Higher , ENGINEERING , ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching , gender , Higher , Institutional , INSTITUTIONAL environment , POSTSECONDARY , POSTSECONDARY education , professional , PROFESSIONAL education of women , programs , QUALITATIVE , Qualitative Research , SCIENCE , undergraduate , Undergraduate education , UNDERGRADUATES , Women , WOMEN -- Education (Higher) , WOMEN in science
AbstractIn this study of programs offered by universities for undergraduate women in science and engineering, the authors found that programs that regarded issues, problems and solutions as rooted in institutional/structured centered as opposed to individual/student centered had more positive outcomes in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to women in science and engineering.
NotesFox, Mary 1; Email Address: mary.fox@gatech.edu Sonnert, Gerhard 2 Nikiforova, Irina 3; Affiliation: 1: School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 307 DM Smith Building Atlanta 30332-0345 USA 2: Harvard University, Cambridge USA 3: School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta 30332-0345 USA; Source Info: Jun2009, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p333; Subject Term: INSTITUTIONAL environment; Subject Term: WOMEN -- Education (Higher); Subject Term: UNDERGRADUATES; Subject Term: WOMEN in science; Subject Term: ENGINEERING -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL education of women; Subject Term: EDUCATION, Higher; Subject Term: POSTSECONDARY education; Subject Term: QUALITATIVE research; Author-Supplied Keyword: Engineering; Author-Supplied Keyword: Gender; Author-Supplied Keyword: Programs; Author-Supplied Keyword: Science; Author-Supplied Keyword: Undergraduate education; Author-Supplied Keyword: Women; Number of Pages: 21p; Illustrations: 8 Charts; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1007/s11162-009-9120-4
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